Sunday, May 14, 2017


HAPPY MOMMIES DAY! Going to son Jason's house for dinner. He is cooking. YUM!....Missing my Mom. Oh sigh.............Its been awhile since I wrote. Nothing real exciting to write about seeing as we aren't traveling. Its been pretty damp here so getting to see some blue sky is a treat. I did take a weekend train trip north to Bellingham on the Amtrak. Went to my niece's baby shower. Always like riding on the train. I had to ride a bus from Seattle to Everett because a mud slide, but then I was able to get on the train. I ride business class so I can have a bigger seat and more leg room. Works for me! Other then that, just been mostly hanging out at home. Did go out to the Clearwater Casino with Christine to Jenny's birthday party. It was all 80's music which I really liked. Came out $8.40 ahead on the slots. Works for me. Better then being in the hole...........Here are some pictures to enjoy. :-)

Tucker is chasing birds up in the apple tree
Hmmmmmmm.....Can I get that one?
Bella hanging out waiting for the rain to stop
Soon to be Mommy, Annalisa, my niece
Me and Annalisa
Soon to be first time grandma, my sister Peggy
Yup, that's us
Dan's Hibiscus "woke up" from being dormant since last October

Apple blossoms
I wish you could see this little guy better. I believe he either got hit by a car or had a stroke. We call him Tipsy because he now runs sideways, his eye is drooping, and he looses his balance. He is getting better as he doesn't fall over as much when trying to sit up and eat a nut. He will come out from wherever he lives and if he sees that we are outside, actively seek us out looking for a nut.
Dan bought my sister Christine a new lawnmower. Her old one is crap. Although Dan did put a new carburetor on it so maybe she can sell it and make a little money.

Jenny and son Jason out celebrating Jenny's birthday
Getting on their groove :-)
Dan's Hibiscus with 4 blooms
Then with 5 blooms. That hasn't ever happened before.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

4/1/17 April Fool's Day

Happy Birthday Grandma Mabel. You would have been 113 years old. I sure do miss you. G Mabel, Mom, Me, and sister Christine in front. Bottom picture is me and Grandma when I was 14 and she was 60. Just a blast from the past

Been awhile since I wrote. Not much too much to say. Dan has been doing his "mom duties" in Auburn, WA and goes at least twice a month. Its been really wet and rainy so we take Bella out to play in between rain drops. No chance of traveling in the near future. Oh sigh. Soon as the weather gets better Dan will start on the maintenance that needs to be done on our rig. The outside maintenance.

Its much easier to put pictures on here because I don't have much to write about. Of course the squirrels in the orchard love us. They love the feeder I got for them. This is right after I got it. Now it is under cover inside a cardboard box with an opening for them to access the nut box inside. I did this because the crows can get into the opening.

Tucker out cruising

Its trying to be Spring
Dan is cracking Brazil nuts for the squirrels. They can actually crack them with their sharp teeth, but we also wanted to eat some. They are yummy.
We needed something small to fit in the bathroom to hold toilet paper and whatever else. Its hard to find narrow stuff, but I came across this online, ordered it, put it together and we have a neat little storage unit. I put the cats on the side of it.

It snowed one more time and melted away. YUK!

Bella watched it snow, probably had bad thoughts, so she went back to bed. lol lol
Bella is in the lower left corner stalking birds in the bush in between rain drops. The big tree in the picture is leaning pretty good. I think it will eventually fall in a big wind. We tend to not go too close to it when its windy out. Hopefully it won't fall because I know there are at least 3 squirrel nests in it.
One little squirrel helping himself to a smorgasbord of nuts. Peanuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts, and filberts. We will lay them on the bench for them when we're close by. Can't lay them and leave them because the crows spot them and start "yelling" at all their buddies about free food.

Son Jason just being silly at a Pampered Chef Party at his house.

Thursday, February 09, 2017


Its been awhile since I wrote anything. Life has been busy and we've both been sick with winter colds. We were gone for a week in Auburn, WA moving Dan's mom from a rehab/nursing home place to assisted living. That was some back breaking work on the first day because it was just Dan and I moving stuff from her storage unit into the rental truck. Thank goodness Dan's daughter Audrey and 2 of his grands came the next day to help us. What a relief that was for both of us. I little think we pretty well got her set up. I'm home now and getting over my first cold in about 3 years. The good old head cold. GRRRRR........Dan had to return to Auburn to take his mom to a doctor appointment and he'll be gone a couple of days..........Its just been crappy weather here. Rain and snow and cold, cold, cold. Its raining so hard right now as I write this, that we could soap up our rig and let the rain water rinse it. The ground is turning to mush from all the snow and rain. Its SO soggy we might actually "settle" a little on the boards that we're parked on. No joke. When Dan gets back hes gotta trouble shoot our fridge. We've never had anything go wrong with it in all the 11 years we've been living in our rig. It doesn't cool like it should. We're hoping it just needs some extra maintenance. He keeps up with regular maintenance on our fridge, furnace, and hot water heater. Guess we'll see. And life goes on.................

I haven't been taking too many pictures. We love this little squirrel, a tiny brown squirrel, that was hanging out on the apple tree. He was actually quite friendly and VERY loud.

Here is the snow that we have now that is finally melting. We got about 6 to 8", depending on where we were standing in the yard.

Bella wasn't happy about it
Here are some pictures from around the yard. My pictures are not in order, so Dan and Bella are in the middle of my scenery pictures.

We finally got Bella to come outside in the snow as you will see in some pictures below.

The back steps on our rig
Bella looking out deciding if she wants to attempt going out.
As you can see, Dan swept the snow off the steps and she ventured out.
Looking out the garage window trying to make that decision of going any farther.
She finally got brave
This was something new to her sinking into the snow as she tried to navigate

She didn't last very long outside
My sister's dog Max came outside for a few minutes too. He didn't last as long as Bella. I think his belly and little winkie got cold.